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What is the program like?
Latin music is one of the most prominent styles in today’s music industry. The Berklee Latino program gives you an unparalleled opportunity to explore the essence of Latin music, focusing on three major areas of study: songwriting, performance, and basic production skills.
This one-week program, taught in Spanish–the mother tongue of the Latin song–is intended to improve your musical ability and offer you basic tools to take your knowledge of this musical genre to the next level. We'll help you find your unique strengths while you meet students and professionals from around the world.
Classes will include ensembles exploring different styles within the Latin music genre; introductions to core subjects essential to every musician, including harmony, ear training, rhythm section studies, and performance skills; introductions to composition, recording, editing, mixing, and mastering; and analysis of Spanish lyrics and what makes a song a masterpiece in this language.
Where will this program take place?
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Ciudad de Mexico Campus
Specific address TBD
Who are the instructors?
The program will be led by Berklee faculty and Grammy Award winners Oscar Stagnaro (academic director) and Javier Limón (artistic director), and taught by Berklee faculty members, with featured special guest artists.
What’s the schedule?
Classes generally run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. Evening activities may include jam sessions or concerts. Students will receive more detailed schedule information on acceptance to the program.
Students explore a range of topics to help enhance their approach to songwriting in the Spanish language and for the Latin music market. Lectures will cover grammar, song form, rhymes, rhythm, melody, harmony, and more.
Students will be introduced to the different steps of the production process in a recording studio.
Students will focus on instrumental technique, improvisation, styles, and intepretation, as well as performing in a variety of Latin music genres such as pop, Latin jazz, Brazilian, salsa, funk, and vocal jazz.
Where will I eat and sleep?
Berklee will provide a list of recommended lodging locations and restaurants in your acceptance packet.
Is it for me? Am I eligible?
You must be at least 15 years old by the start of the program and have been playing your instrument (or singing) for a minimum of six months to attend.
How much does it cost?
Tuition: $650.00 USD
Application Fee: $50.00 USD (nonrefundable)
When and how do I apply?
Apply online using our secure server (a credit card number for the application fee is required).
Notification of Enrollment
Students will receive an email confirming enrollment within seven to 10 business days. Acceptance packets will be mailed within four weeks (six weeks for international students) in the postal mail.